Monday 11 July 2016

John Morse - an Englishman in the Russian Army during WW1

John Morse was travelling in France and Germany on a combined business/holiday when war broke out in August 1914.  He crossed from Alsace in France into Germany during the last days of peace in July 1914 and was rather surprised to see the amount of military activity going on in Germany, especially compared to France.  

Morse wrote a book about his adventures after the war, describing his escape to Poland and how he joined the Russian Army to fight alongside them before being taken prisoner of war by the Germans.  If you have time, do look at the book which is available as a free download on Archive:
"An Englishman in the Russian Army" by John Morse